Portugal Govt. launches new visa scheme for remote workers

    Portugal has decide to launch a new visa scheme for digital nomads who want to settle in the country.

    The southern European country made the decision after a recent parliamentary proceeding which led to the amendment of the nation’s ‘law on foreign nationals’.

    A digital nomad is someone who works remotely while travelling to different locations.

    Under the new scheme, remote workers can live and work in the country for up to one year, or apply for residency to stay longer.

    The government said applications for the new digital nomad visa will be accepted from October 30, 2022.

    To be eligible for the digital nomad visa, remote workers must be from countries that are not part of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA).

    The Portuguese government said the visa is split into two categories, encompassing both remote workers aiming for a temporary stay of up to one year; and also digital nomads looking for a residency visa in Portugal